MacBook :: Folders And Photos Have Disappeared From Desktop?

Feb 19, 2012

folders and photos have disappeared from desktop and can't drag

MacBook, Mac OS X (10.6)

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OS X :: Desktop Folders/All Disappeared Along With All File Names

Jan 28, 2009

I restarted my macbook pro (10.5.6) last night after really slow internet speeds, and when it booted back up all my desktop folders disappeared. I can't even find a single file name anymore anywhere on the harddrive.

Apple support said they've seen the desktop directory glitch with the finder, but we could not reverse whatever happend and they suggested I spend $100 bucks on Disc Warrior.

How am I going to find about 1700 files????? My time machine drive stopped backing up two months ago, ggggrrrrrrr -right when I needed it eh?!

Does anyone have any ideas what I can try to get back the file names and folders?

I know the data is still on the drive, just with no allocations.

I've repaired all disc permissions 3 times-it keeps having to repair them everytime I reboot.Terry

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May 22, 2012

the desktop, from which all icons and folders have disappeared, when I press command shift n, which should create a BLESSEDLY VIEWABLE folder on the desktop, nothing happens.  I am a MAC convert, but have built up my hate muscle on this one.

Mac OS X (10.6.7)

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MacBook Pro :: Desktop Icons Disappeared - Can't Drag-and-drop Anything (at All) To The Desktop

Jun 6, 2012

They're still accessible through finder, but now I can't drag-and-drop anything (at all) to the desktop. It was fine a minute ago before I shut down and rebooted my laptop. Restarts and switching users does nothing. I'm using Mac OSX Lion 10.7.4.

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.4)

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MacBook Pro :: All Photos On IPhoto Have Disappeared?

Jun 2, 2014

I have had a wide collection of photos and videos for the past two years on my mac book pro and today i tried to plug in my iphone onto my laptop to transfer more photos onto my library. usually iphoto pops up and asks me which photos i want to add to the library but, this time it asked me which library i wanted to choose. It didnt show the iphoto library whatso ever. the only other option was to 'create new library' ( or something along those lines.. all i remember were the words create) so i clicked that option and it finally showed my iphoto library but none of my photos or videos were there !

MacBook Pro, OS X Mavericks (10.9.2)

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MacBook Pro :: Smart Mailbox Folders Disappeared?

Jun 25, 2012

I have Lion 10.7.4 on 2010 MBP.  I use the mail program on the Mac.  I have 20 Smart Mailboxes set up and each is working fine.  Yeterday I set 5 Smart Mailbox Folders and placed each Samrt Mailbox in the appropriate Smart Mailbox Folder.  At the end of the day i turned the MBP off.  This morning when I opened mail all my Smart Mailbox Folders were gone.  My Smart Mailboxes are still there. 

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.4), 8 GB ram

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OS X :: Desktop Icons Disappeared / Unable To Do Right Click On Desktop?

Jul 23, 2007

Anyone come across a problem where all the desktop icons disappear? I also cannot right click on my desktop to bring up a contextual menu, my machine appears to be running faultlessly apart from that. I have run Onyx to reset permissions and have checked the disk but cannot seem to find anything wrong.

Running OSX 10.10 on a quad core 2.66 Mac Pro.

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MacBook :: Desktop Disappeared After Reboot?

Jul 22, 2010

While trying to enable my Microsoft Office 2008 to allow me to enter a new code I pasted a rm command into the terminal, as directed by someone in a forum. I think it may have wiped out my desktop because now the entire desktop is gone.

Will Diskwarrior help me with this or is it a lost cause?

All my music and photo files are fine, it is just everything that was on the desktop, which was a lot.

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MacBook Pro :: PSD File Has Disappeared From Desktop?

May 7, 2012

I saved a file 2 hours ago onto my USB from photoshop called 'finallayout'. the file was pretty large however it has totally disappeared. It is not in my trash and I have search for it on my finder bar. I had saved the psd a week/ two weeks ago as the same final name on my desktop but with less work but that has also disappeared.

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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MacBook Pro :: All Icons From My Desktop Have Disappeared

Jul 1, 2012

I turned my mac on today to find that all the desktop items have either disappeared or are taking a very long time to load if they are there. I have tried turning my computer off and on by pressing the power off button due to being unable to turn it off or restart via the button on the desktop. It is also running really slow but it will load safari and itunes just slowly! what can i do to fix it as I have uni work on there and photos of my family that I will not be able to get back if they are lost.

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MacBook Pro :: Make Folders For Photos?

Feb 2, 2012

How can I sort my photos out into folders so that I can choose which photos I want as my desktop. At the moment it wont let me choose a specific folder to have rotating as my desktop so I'm having to have all my photos on rotation.


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MacBook :: FaceTime App Button Has Disappeared From Desktop?

Apr 23, 2012

My Face Time app button has disappeared from my desktop, at the app store it says I have already installed it.  How do I get my Face Time back?


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Mac Pro :: Partitioned Drive-folders Disappeared

Apr 28, 2012

A whole folder full of mixed video files disappeared.

I have three internal drives in my Mac Pro. I partitioned one into 2 volumes. On one of those volumes, I keep an older OS (10.4) along with some folders for holding video files I'm either working on or downloaded and keep for viewing. I don't know what happened but suddenly, all the files in those folders disappeared. Other folders on that volume are ok. This is not my boot drive. The missing files amount to 20 or 30 GBs. They are not in the trash. They seem to have simply disappeared. I ran disk utility to repair permissions; I booted from my install disk and repaired all; I tried making invisible files visible; I shut down and switched drive bays for the three internal drives. Still, the one drive in question, shows no signs of all the files I had on it.

Mac Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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OS X Yosemite :: Folders Disappeared From Sidebar

Dec 11, 2014

Folders disappeared from sidebar. I found them in the trash under recovered folders. Those files coincidentally are all my work documents. Not only all my work but also microsoft related such as pdfs, pptx, etc. 'Put back' not an option since files are in different formats. I am unable to open any. These are not just temp unimportant files, I must find a way to restore all contents unharmed. I have 4 recovered folders in the trash. I need to see my files as they were 12h ago.

MacBook Air, OS X Yosemite (10.10.1)

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Intel Mac :: All The Photos In Library Have Disappeared?

Apr 29, 2012

All of the photos in my iphoto library have disappeared.

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MacBook Pro :: Cell Phone Icon Has Disappeared From Desktop Screen?

May 20, 2012

I have a mytouch 4g cell phone with adapter cable, that use to be working just fine with my macbook pro.  The cell phone icon would show up on my screen, and I could transfer pictures from there.   Out of the blue, the icon for my phone is no longer showing up on the screen , therefore, I can no longer access pictures and tranfer them to my computer anymore. 

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Application Support Folders Disappeared

Mar 21, 2012

Finder has been hanging recently, causing other apps (and sometimes the whole system) to become unresponsive. i googled for fixes, and followed a suggestion to reboot into Safe Mode, navigate through a few directories in Finder, then restart normally. having done this, i now find that Chrome's settings and bookmarks have been wiped and my contacts and calendars have gone AWOL; it seems that most of the subdirectories under ~/Library/Application Support have disappeared, taking my Calendars, Contacts, etc. with them...

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Software :: Unable To Find Photos / Disappeared

Jan 31, 2009

I went onto my mac and was going to look through my photos when I realized iphoto wasn't on my dock, so I went to my finder and checked the applications and it wasn't there either. I even checked on spotlight and I can't find it, it's not in my trash either. How do I find it again?

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Applications :: IPhoto Picture Folders Disappeared - Picasa Ate Them?

Jul 14, 2010

I have had my Macbook Pro for only about 2 months, and I'm relatively new to this Apple world. I've had no problems with using iPhoto and uploading photos to other websites... UNTIL last night! I downloaded Picasa for Mac (I've been trying to find a good photo sharing website that doesn't cost me money. I use gmail, so this seemed reasonable.)... and I swear, something has happened. I'm fairly certain it is connected with downloading the Picasa plug-in.

I have searched high and low in every corner of this Macbook, and my picture FOLDERS are nowhere to be found. My photos are still in iPhoto, and the APPLICATION shows up in my Pictures folder, but no folders with the photos themselves. Does that make sense? The photos are in iPhoto, but not stored in any folders anywhere on the computer. This is rather distressing. Has anyone heard of this happening before??? Or does anyone have any advice for me??? I can't share any of my photos anymore until I find a way to fix this! I keep trying to upload photos, but they are nowhere to be found when I do so!

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OS X Mavericks :: All Files And Folders Disappeared From Computer After Auto Sleep

Aug 29, 2014

I was working on curriculum changes for an online ecollege course.  Stepped away for dinner and left machine on (MacBook Pro, running  OSX 10.9.4). Have done this frequently and the light show screen saver appears, so I tap it to give my password and it returns to where I left off. But, last night, I returned and the connection to the college/university server had been cut and now Safari is taking me back through security and cookie changes I already made.  When I tried to shut down the system under the Apple menu, I got an error box indicting that if I shut down all my files would be deleted.  When I tried again, it informed me that I was logged in as a guest user and shutting down would result in the permanent deletion of my files.  So, I let the damned thing run and it's still running because when I looked up, all folders and files had disappeared from my desktop -- even some of the applications (like Word) had also disappeared.  I want my files back and I want to shut this down safely. 

iPhone 4, iOS 6

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MacBook :: Keep Desktop Folders In Same Place?

Nov 26, 2009

I use the black macbook and I have several folders and files on my desktop. However, lately after I shutdown my macbook and start it again, all the folders and files on my desktop move and scatter. I want to keep them in the same order that I originally arranged. How do I keep them in the same place? Is it normal for them to move around after shutdown? I don't want to sort them out by name or date modified or anything like that. I just want to keep them in the same order that I put them.

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MacBook Air :: Desktop Folders Are Stuck

Aug 27, 2014

The folders on my desktop are frozen to the right hand side of the desktop and will not move.  How do I unfreeze them so I can rearrange them how I want? 

MacBook Air (13-inch Mid 2013)

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OS X :: My Desktop Has Disappeared?

Apr 29, 2009

i have a macbook pro OS X Software, i can access the desktop folder and have files in it but i can't actually use the desktop as in i can't drag anything onto it and no icons appear on seems to be locked..

but i went into "get info" for the desktop and i have permission to read/write and it isn't locked..


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MacBook Pro :: Move Folders On Desktop To Finder?

Jun 3, 2012

I've finished working on some files that are in folders on my desktop--how do I move them to Finder?  Are there better places to store them?

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.4)

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MacBook Pro :: Migrate Photos In A Folder On Desktop Over To New?

Mar 5, 2012

how do i migrate photos in a folder on my desktop over to my new macbook pro

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OS X :: All The Files On My Desktop Disappeared?

Jul 18, 2009

Just short of using TM - I've looked in the trash and it's not there. There are files there but not the folders/files I had on my desktop.

where do you think these files went ?

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OS X :: 10.6.2 My Desktop Backgrounds Disappeared?

Mar 2, 2010

My imac mid 2009 lost some of the backgrounds like aurora snow leopard, black and white mountains and i think one of the snow leopards why did this happen.

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MacBook Pro :: How To Put Desktop Documents And Folders Into A List Rather Than Columns

Jun 28, 2014

How do I put desktop documents and folders into a list rather than columns?

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OS X :: HD Icon On Desktop Disappeared - Way To Get Them Back

Mar 13, 2010

I just bought a new iMac and for some reason my HD icon on my desktop disappeared? How can I get this back!

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OS X Mavericks :: Reminder Disappeared From Desktop

Dec 8, 2014

Items entered in Reminders no longer appear on deaktop...using OS10.9.5 (which is not on the Operating System menu below).  Cannot find a "preferences" tab or way to make them reappear.

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